Posts Tagged ‘The Sked’
 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/6/13

Last night’s CMA Awards were a huge hit for ABC, but because the last two Wednesdays featured World Series games, the other networks (except for FOX, of course) were already down–the better comparison is to three we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED NETWORK/CABLE SCORECARD – 11/5/13

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  TROPHY WIFE became even more disastrous in final numbers, falling to a 1.1, which makes it one of the lowest-rated in-season, non-Friday series ever to get a back order.  It’s hard to imagine ABC k...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Sunday Cable Scorecard – 11/3/13

  AMC:  World Series, no World Series, THE WALKING DEAD really doesn’t care.  It was again the highest-rated show in all of primetime last week, network or cable, with a giant 6.8 rating–and that doesn’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: THE SKED NETWORK/CABLE SCORECARD – 11/4/13

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  With the NFL factored out of ABC’s ratings, DANCING WITH THE STARS fell 0.1 to 2.0, and CASTLE dropped 0.2 to 2.2.  However, THE BLACKLIST held its 2.9 (losing in total viewers to Castle). MOND...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: The Shrinking Landscape of Network Television

  The networks have announced most of their midseason plans by now, issuing back orders or canceling the series introduced to great fanfare just 6 weeks ago and shuffling some time slots, and one thing has becoming increas...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 11/3/13

  Did moving The Good Wife and Revenge away from one another for a night help both shows? CBS:  The afternoon NFL overrun pushed the night’s schedule by an entire hour in most of the country, kicking The Mentalist out o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Network Scorecard – 11/1/13

  Not so fast, NBC. NBC:  Fridays are looking a lot less rosy than last week had suggested.  After 0.7 for the I HEART VAMPIRES special the network rushed onto the air, GRIMM had 1.5 for its 2d episode of the season, dow...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: No Happy Ending For “The Client List”

  Lifetime’s cancellation of THE CLIENT LIST after two seasons is unusual enough to be worthy of some note. Here’s the thing:  Client List was still, despite some ratings dip in Season 2, a clear success for L...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: ABC Culls the Herd

  It was high time for ABC to make decisions about its new sitcoms, and now it has.  Both THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE have received full 9-episode back orders, and SUPER FUN NIGHT a more half-hearted order of 4 addition...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/31/13

  It’s never good news for the networks when the calendar brings typically low-rated Halloween–lots of parents and others with other plans–into November sweeps. ABC:  By 8PM most kiddies were back from t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Network Scorecard – 10/30/13

  The other networks are glad to see the last of the World Series. FOX:  Per Mitch Metcalf:  with a 5.4 preliminary number, WORLD SERIES GAME 6 might end up around a 6.0 adult 18-49 rating in the official nationals, ju...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/29/13

  An atypical night yielded some unusual results. NBC:  Adding a second hour of THE VOICE inevitably boosted the night for NBC, which took Tuesday by half a rating point, a wider margin than last week.  But that Voice episod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 10/28/13

  The World Series had surprisingly little meaningful effect on the other networks. FOX:  WORLD SERIES GAME 5 had a preliminary 3.8, which probably won’t go much beyond a 4 in final numbers.  There hasn’t been a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR: Last Stop Before Sweeps

  As we approach the start of November sweeps on Halloween night, most of the networks are locking in their back order/cancellation plans, with one conspicuous exception. First, some big-picture numbers: Network Weekly Ave...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Edward Norton

  Edward Norton, a very fine actor who’s shown occasional comic chops, is the oddest choice to host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in recent memory.  It’s been a long, long time since he was anywhere near the forefront o...
by Mitch Salem